S’pore’s Hepmil Media Group raises US$10M funding in Series A round

Local media company Hepmil Media Group announced today (November 25) that it has closed a US$10 million Series A funding round. The round is led by venture capital fund Quest Ventures, Pavilion Capital — a private equity firm under Temasek Holdings — and Bent Pixels, the world’s largest gaming lifestyle media platform. The Group owns … Read more

Madeleine Madden on Her Epic New Series The Wheel of Time

For Madden, a self-proclaimed “lover of fantasy,” Egwene is a dream character in many senses. Having grown up in a politically minded family with multiple generations of strong activist role models—including her great-grandmother Hetty Perkins, an elder of Australia’s Arrernte tribe, and her grandfather Charles Perkins, a freedom fighter who sought to end discrimination against … Read more

Insurtech Slide Raises $100M in Series A Funding

Serial entrepreneur and founder of Slide, Bruce Lucas has the domain knowledge necessary to transform the insurtech landscape. His latest startup, Slide, just raised $100M in an oversubscribed Series A funding round. The funding will help the company build out its data-driven technology and operations. Lucas says, “I know that the future of insurance is … Read more

S’pore BNPL firm Pace raises US$40M in Series A round

Pace, a Singapore-based fintech solution company that offers ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ (BNPL), announced today that it had raised US$40 million in its Series A investment round. Investors that joined the round include UOB Venture Management (Singapore), Marubeni Ventures (Japan), Atinum Partners (South Korea), AppWorks (Taiwan), and a series of family offices from Japan and Indonesia. Previous investors, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia, Alpha JWC, and Genesis Alternative … Read more

Agritech firm Glife raises S$11M in Series A led by Temasek’s Heliconia

Singapore-headquartered business-to-business (B2B) food and agritech company Glife Technologies (Glife) announced today (November 16) that it has closed its Series A round at S$11 million. The round was led by Heliconia Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings. Other participating investors include Hibiscus Fund, a venture capital fund managed by Malaysia’s RHL Ventures and South … Read more

Temasek-backed SaladStop! Group raises S$12M in Series B round

Asia’s first and largest healthy food chain SaladStop! Group announced today (November 15) that it has closed a S$12 million series B investment round led by Temasek. The round was oversubscribed, and saw participation from new investors Vulcan Capital, K3 Ventures and East Ventures, as well as existing investor DSG Consumer Partners. Founded in 2009 … Read more

Ahsoka Star Wars Series On Disney+ Release Date, Cast, News, Trailer and Spoilers

The Star Wars universe has never been lacking in ardent followers, but few characters have captured the imagination and adoration of fans in quite the style of Ahsoka Tano, first introduced as Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice in the beloved animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Quickly becoming as important to the franchise as some of … Read more

Forte Series – Salon-Grade Hair Care & Styling Products For Men By Alex Costa

Influencer brands are ten-a-penny – but are they any good? Alex Costa is one such American social media star with his own line of professional style hair care products: Forte Series. Having sampled many grooming products over the years, he was well placed to understand the range he wanted to create. Let’s be honest, a … Read more

New Balance 990v4 Grey Made 990 Series M990VS4

As the New Balance 990‘s 40th anniversary inches closer, the North American institution has prepped handfuls of special versions of the model and its offsprings. While not a collaborative take, the latest New Balance 990v4 extends the brand’s “MADE” series, which celebrates the impending milestone celebration. Akin to pairs co-signed by the late Steve Jobs, … Read more